1:58 PM EST, Tue December 11, 2018
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Giants-Titans odds: Giants favored to continue second-half surge

Giants-Titans odds: Giants favored to continue second-half surge

New York a 2.5-point favorite over Tennessee Can the New York Giants keep their second-half surge going, and their miniscule playoff hopes alive, Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Tennessee Titans? Oddsmakers think they can, having installed the Giants as 2.5-point favorites. The 5-8 Giants have won four of their last five games as they climb back to respectability after a 1-7 start. The Giants’ playoff odds have “risen” all the way to 0.7 percent, up from 0.1 percent a week ago. So, still not good. The 7-6 Titans will provide a good test for the Giants. Tennessee is right in the...
4 hours ago
NFL Draft Power Rankings: Giants at No. 14 in draft value following win vs. Redskins

NFL Draft Power Rankings: Giants at No. 14 in draft value following win vs. Redskins

Big Blue now in line for No. 9 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft The New York Giants won their fourth game in five tries on Sunday, blowing out the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The win improved the Giants record to 5-8 on the season, three games behind the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East. Every week, Tankathon.com comes out with its NFL Draft Power Rankings. Following Big Blue's win against the Redskins, the Giants dropped three spots on the list, from No. 11 to No. 14. Their current value, according to the rankings, is 2096.7. Value is determined by the points associated...
5 hours ago
Valentine’s Views: What we’re seeing from Giants might be sustainable

Valentine’s Views: What we’re seeing from Giants might be sustainable

The Giants look as though they are building a solid foundation The 2018 New York Giants season is playing out a lot like the 2013 season did for the Giants. Recall that in 2013 the Giants began the season 0-6. They then proceeded to win four straight games, flirt with the periphery of the playoff race, go 7-3 over their final 10 games and finish the year a respectable 7-9. This season the Giants began the year 1-7. They have now won four of five, averaged 31.4 points per game during that stretch, risen to 5-8 and are flirting with the outskirts of wild-card playoff contention and the...
6 hours ago
Giants news, 12/11: A “complete turnaround,” and a surprise game ball

Giants news, 12/11: A “complete turnaround,” and a surprise game ball

Let’s check your Tuesday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Tuesday morning headlines. “Complete turnaround” The Giants, as you know, are 4-1 since the bye. “After the break or the bye, you’ve just seen this team make a complete turnaround,” wide receiver Sterling Shepard said on Monday. “Guys have been playing for each other and that’s all you can ask for, especially the way the season went the first half. Like I said, it’s turned around for us and we just got to keep it going. Incidentally, we lauded Shepard on Monday for his blocking on the two...
19 hours ago
Saquon Barkley: “Offensive line is making me look better than I am”

Saquon Barkley: “Offensive line is making me look better than I am”

Barkley deflected praise his 170-yard day When the New York Giants scored 40 points on division rival Washington Redskins, The offensive production was powered by Saquon Barkley. And after watching him back a 125-yard rushing performance against the Chicago Bears up with a 170-yard, one touchdown day against Washington, the talk is now that the Giants’ offense runs through Barkley. Barkley himself, however, isn’t having any of that talk. Instead of accepting the praise, he did what a good running back does and deflected it onto his offensive line. “The O-linemen dominating...
20 hours ago
Shurmur: Running the ball well makes offense easier

Shurmur: Running the ball well makes offense easier

Coach says playing good offense is “all connected” Does the New York Giants offense now go through rookie running back Saquon Barkley, as quarterback Eli Manning suggested Sunday after the Giants walloped the Washington Redskins 40-16? Coach Pat Shurmur, the guy who calls the plays, didn’t really want to say that on Monday. But, he kinda said it, anyway. “I think it’s all connected. I’m an old offensive lineman, and I understand the importance of blocking. It starts up front, and I think our guys are doing a better job blocking, which helps the run game,” Shurmur said....
20 hours ago
Monday Night Football: Giants fans should be rooting for the Seahawks to defeat the Vikings

Monday Night Football: Giants fans should be rooting for the Seahawks to defeat the Vikings

How to watch the Vikings take on the Seahawks on Monday Night Football Happy Monday, New York Giants fans. Tonight, we have a Monday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) and the Seattle Seahawks (7-5). NFC playoff implications The 5-8 New York Giants still have a less than 1 percent chance of reaching the playoffs, but their path to the playoffs is now to get to 8-8, hope that’s good enough and hope that the tie-breakers fall in their favor among whatever group of teams also land with that .500 record. If that is going to happen the Giants really need the Seahawks...
22 hours ago
Podcast: Dan and Chris break down the blowout in Washington

Podcast: Dan and Chris break down the blowout in Washington

On the latest episode of the Big Blue View podcast, Dan Pizzuta and Chris Pflum break down the New York Giants’ 40-16 win over Washington. Topics on the show include: Can the defensive performance sustainable? Is this Saquon Barkley’s team now? The benefits of a backup quarterback with a different skillset than the starter Kyle Lauletta’s first game action What the Giants’ recent stretch of play could mean for the future You can listen to the episode in your browser here or with the embedded player below: Where to subscribe You can find and subscribe to Big Blue View Radio on the...
22 hours ago
Snaps, stats from Giants’ big win over the Washington Redskins

Snaps, stats from Giants’ big win over the Washington Redskins

What do the numbers say from the Giants’ biggest win in years? Fans of the New York Giants have reason to feel good about their team right now. Granted, they have been beating teams with back-up quarterbacks, but they have still won four of their last five games. The latest victory came over the division rival Washington Redskins, and saw the team dropping their first 40-point offensive performance since Week 8 of 2015. This was their first victory with 40 points scored since Larry Donnell’s three-touchdown game against Washington in 2014. This game also saw the Giants take the field...
Dec 10, 2018
Eli Manning is better outside the pocket than Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson

Eli Manning is better outside the pocket than Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson

No, that is not a typo Wait? What? What did that headline just say? Slow-footed Eli Manning is better outside the pocket than mobile, play-making, improvisational guys like Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson? What? Here’s the context to that. Also updated: Top-rated QBs this year OUTSIDE THE POCKET. #GoBucs #InBrotherhood #FightForEachOther #FlyEaglesFly #GiantsPride #Seahawks #Texans #ChiefsKingdom #GoBills pic.twitter.com/LqPm61DluH— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) December 10, 2018 What does this mean? Certainly not that the 37-year-old Manning can make more plays running...
Dec 10, 2018
Plays that changed the game in Giants’ 40-16 blowout victory over Washington

Plays that changed the game in Giants’ 40-16 blowout victory over Washington

Let’s relive some of Sunday’s finer moments The New York Giants have won some weird games this season and the 40-16 victory over Washington was no different. After a sloppy start of the game that made it look like it was heading towards a Beamer Special, the Giants pulled away and little mattered once the second half began. These are some of the most important plays of the game by Win Probability Added (WPA) and Expected Points Added (EPA), per data provided by nflscrapR. Explainers here (WPA) and here (EPA). Both WPA and EPA presented from the perspective of the offense. 6:21...
Dec 10, 2018
2019 NFL Draft order: Giants hold ninth overall pick after fifth victory

2019 NFL Draft order: Giants hold ninth overall pick after fifth victory

The Giants pick up a win, but slide in the draft order The New York Giants won a game they were supposed to win on Sunday in their second matchup against the Washington Redskins. However, nobody saw their win coming in such a spectacular fashion. But as we have come to expect, with a win comes a drop in draft position. After winning four of their last five games, the Giants have plummeted from the first overall pick down to ninth overall. This draft position will be incredibly fluid, however. Right now there are three teams tied with 3-10 records, four teams with 4-9 records, four teams...
Dec 10, 2018
Giants-Redskins ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ review: Praise, praise and more praise

Giants-Redskins ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ review: Praise, praise and more praise

Let’s get to our traditional look back at Sunday’s game New York Giants 40, Washington Redskins 16. So much praise to hand out after the Giants’ most lopsided victory since a 36-7 win over the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 7, 2014. Can it all fit in one “Kudos & Wet Willies” post? Let’s find out. Kudos to ... Saquon Barkley — What more is there that we can say about the incredible rookie running back? Maybe Eli Manning said all that needs to be said: “He’s a tremendous player, I think we’re starting to figure out that offense runs through him a little...
Dec 10, 2018
Post-game quotebook: What Giants were saying after beating Washington

Post-game quotebook: What Giants were saying after beating Washington

Let’s hear from the players Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s go inside the locker room and see what players were saying after Sunday’s overwhelming 40-16 victory over the Washington Redskins. Eli Manning on the offense running through Saquon Barkley ... “He’s a tremendous player, I think we’re starting to figure out that offense runs through him a little bit. When we run the ball well, it just sets up everything else, sets up the play action, sets up so much.” Manning on the final three games ... “Every game is going to be different. You don’t...
Dec 9, 2018
2018 NFC playoff picture: Giants eliminated from NFC East race

2018 NFC playoff picture: Giants eliminated from NFC East race

Amazingly, there is still a flicker of playoff hope for the once 1-7 Giants The Dallas Cowboys’ 29-23 overtime victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles provided a bit of bad news on an otherwise fantastic day for the New York Giants. The victory by Dallas means the Giants can no longer win the NFC East. Even if they finish at 8-8, which would mean splitting the season series with the Cowboys, Dallas holds the tiebreaker advantage. Dallas is 4-1 in the division with only the Giants left as an NFC East opponent, while the Giants are just 1-4. “Somebody will do the math,” said Giants...